Breast cancer screening programs do not reach all women at the same rate.
Screening mammography use varies according to sociodemographic characteristics ; mammography utilization is highest among women in their fifties but then decreases with age.
In North Carolina, breast cancer is a particular burden for Black and lower-income women.
Black women are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage disease, and their rate of breast cancer mortality is higher than it is for White women even though the incidence in White women is greater.
Older, Black, and low-income women are less likely to obtain screening by mammography and clinical breast examination.
The Black-White gap is even more pronounced among rural women, in part because they are more likely to be poor.
The North Carolina Breast Cancer Screening Program (NC-BCSP) was established to increase the rate of regular mammography screening by an absolute 20% in 3 years among older Black women ages 50 and older in five rural counties in the eastern part of the state.
In this paper, we describe the genesis of this comprehensive community intervention model, highlighting the behavioral science constructs, health education principles, and theories of behavioral and organizational change that form its conceptual foundation.
NC-BCSP's theoretical foundations include the social ecological perspective, the PRECEDE model of health promotion, the Health Belief Model of individual change, and the « stages of change » transtheoretical model.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dépistage, Milieu rural, Femme, Glande mammaire pathologie, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Programme, Caroline du Nord, Age, Minorité, Mammographie, Vieillard, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical screening, Rural environment, Woman, Mammary gland diseases, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Program, North Carolina, Age, Minority, Mammography, Elderly, Human, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 01/03/1996.